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School Nurse Shortage May Imperil Some Children

Posted about 5 years ago by Dan Cohen

This is a great article about the shortage of School Nurses, courtesy of RWJF.  Enjoy!


In the fall of 2000, Mary Newell left her job as a nurse educator so she could care for her son, Cameron, who was entering kindergarten at the time. Cameron had been born prematurely—weighing just over one pound at birth—and suffered from chronic kidney problems during early childhood. At age 5, Cameron was ready to attend kindergarten, but the local elementary school did not have a school nurse who could change his catheters regularly.........Read More



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